Born in Williston, North Dakota, Brenda Ehrmantraut spent years filling notebooks and journals with stories and ideas, but only began to publish her work in 2003. Her first book, I Want One Too!, was inspired in the waiting room of a doctor’s office.
Her second book, Night Catch, is the story of a father and son who are apart because the father is a soldier working on the other side of the world. In it they use the North Star to play a game of catch each night. It was written when her brother was in Iraq, away from his sons, for a year. It struck a chord with families and is in its ninth printing.
She is also the author of these books: Reading at Home
A-Z, 26 family reading habits; Hope Weavers, a second book with
military characters (2009); and SOUPer Readers a Teacher’s Guide to Supporting Family Reading is due out this spring.
Brenda is a graduate of North Dakota State University and Miami University (of Ohio) was a reading and language arts teacher in Ohio and Washington before having children of her own. She and her husband, a minister, live in Aberdeen, South Dakota. Brenda visits schools on a regular basis to talk about writing and publishing books.
Night Catch. Bubble Gum Press, 2005
When a soldier's work takes him halfway around the world, he enlists the help of the North Star for a nightly game of catch with his son. Night Catch is a timeless story that connects families while they are apart and offers comforting hope for their reunion.
Also by Brenda Ehrmantraut:
I Want One Too! Bubble Gum Press, 2003.